In the Middle Ages, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, was the third most important religious pilgrimage site after Jerusalem and Rome (according to legend, the apostle James is buried there). Today, it recalls its glory with the Fiesta de Santiago (held every year on 25 July) and the Holy Year Jubilees, celebrated every year that the fiesta falls on a Sunday. Santiago de Compostela lies 300 mi/485 km northwest of Madrid.
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